what are you reading right now?

Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
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Postby hadlex » Wed May 30, 2018 9:52 am

madness and chaos wrote:I've never read Henry Miller, but I think he's my favourite ever. The introduction in my edition is so wonderful. I feel some of these passages immensely, in all my being.


I just read Miller for the first time a few weeks ago ("The Colossus at Maroussi") and, man, was I impressed. His prose hits these ecstatic heights that I've never really encountered before. Definitely intrigued to read more.
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Postby reversemigraine » Wed May 30, 2018 10:32 am

Kenny wrote:Just finished A Study in Scarlet. Didn't expect it to take a novella side story right in the middle, but it was still interesting!


Mormons, am I right?
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Postby sadville » Thu May 31, 2018 11:02 pm

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my favorite was "how do they get the baby oil out of the baby"
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:23 pm

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A Brief History of Seven Killings - Marlon James


always wondered how this one was

200 pages into it and I like it, though I wish I had access to a good Jamaican patois glossary. I've heard some of the expressions before, and have been able to guess at meanings of others based on context, but still. I've been using this site http://jamaicanpatwah.com/ for reference, though I don't know how reliable it is.
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Postby vivian darko » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:27 pm

vivian darko wrote:no one posted about olga tokarczuk winning the booker, huh? i picked this up by coincidence the day she won:
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olga tokarczuk - house of day, house of night
haven't really started yet but will report back.

hey this fuckin ruled & i can't wait to read flights, everyone read her

starting:
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gerald murnane - the plains
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Postby adam sampler » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:37 pm

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joan didion - play it as it lays


also reading this for the first time right now, digging it
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Postby tonybricker » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:19 pm

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abs wrote:so excited for this

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Are you a fan of his other stuff? His books always sound great on the blurb but I read The Kingdom recently and was pretty disappointed


I didn't like The Kingdom either...let us know if Cult X is good!
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Postby tonybricker » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:22 pm

Finished this a few days ago, I'd love to hear what other people thought about it. It's so good at making little details ominous and I thought the ending was perfect
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Postby landspeedrecord » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:52 pm

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refreshingly weird, perverse coming-of-age story/pitch-black comedy of manners told from the perspective of a teenage girl. hutchins has an unusual modernist voice, and takes gleeful pleasure in coding everything sexually (which lends tension to nearly every interaction) and depicting a grotesque hypocritical upper-crust family

now onto women & men!
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Postby bongo » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:12 pm

yeaaaaaah
yeaaaaaaaaaaaa american nostalgia love it suburban living civilized families this could be my life
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Postby CelticFC#1 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:24 pm

Sure this has been praised on here before, but halfway through and it really is fantastic.

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Postby madness and chaos » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:51 am

what is the best philip k dick to start with? I have no idea why I haven't read this brilliant man yet, seeing as we are quite similar in ideas and insanity

ubik?
i've seen a scanner darkly and want to read the book if it's different at all from the movie

that db is loaded!!!! which are the best? Are some of those short stories?

three stigmata sounds great too
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Postby bongo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:57 am

ubik or maybe valis
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:06 am

I bought this a few years ago on kindle and finishing a book and not having another book around I thought I'd finally get around to reading it:

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It's well written so far!
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Postby bongo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:34 am

that’s insane seeming
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:34 am

Sometimes you gotta put down Nausea and just read a page turner breh
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:38 am

I keep a list of the books I've read this year in my wallet (explaining the discoloration!)
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Postby bongo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:12 am

Kenny wrote:Sometimes you gotta put down Nausea and just read a page turner breh


who in hell is reading nausea
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:12 am

bongo wrote:
Kenny wrote:Sometimes you gotta put down Nausea and just read a page turner breh


who in hell a reading nausea


Calm down Super Mario
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Postby Bride of Qualls » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:12 am

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https://www.quantamagazine.org/evidence-found-for-a-new-fundamental-particle-20180601/

the standard model lying skept shaded, 21st c. science sees the unholy alliance of bad faith empiricism and condensed phase physics seize helm. all conceptions of forces and symmetries are eventually conceded to ultimately be 'emergent' in nature as far as falsifiable perspectives are or probably ever will be able to affirm.

the world dissolves into the Entropic Age. our children come to worship the Void.
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Postby bongo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:24 am

Kenny wrote:
bongo wrote:
Kenny wrote:Sometimes you gotta put down Nausea and just read a page turner breh


who in hell a reading nausea


Calm down Super Mario


how did y manage to edit this twice
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:25 am

I went from "Mario from Super Mario Bros" to the more brief (the soul of wit) Super Mario and then I misspelled Super

I constantly edit my posts immediately after posting, if it showed edits for every post mine would be terrible.
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Postby bongo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:28 am

thank you for clarifying
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:30 am

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Postby Barthes Starr » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:40 am

vivian darko wrote:helen dewitt in larb: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-wrong-stuff/#


you should check out the briggs i posted last page
seems to be quite harmonious w/ what dewitt is spelling out here, at least methodologically
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Postby alaska » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:23 pm

good page
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Postby CelticFC#1 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:18 pm

CelticFC#1 wrote:Sure this has been praised on here before, but halfway through and it really is fantastic.

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What a book. Epilogue was devastating.
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Postby forest design » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:43 pm

vivian darko wrote:helen dewitt in larb: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-wrong-stuff/#


Thanks for this
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Postby incoherent grunting » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:46 pm

I'm reading the one about the Golden State Killa and it.... slays
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